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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Administrative segregation | Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Bail | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Fees | Illegal drugs | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Probation | Recidivism | State jail system | Substance abuse | Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities | Technical parole violations | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C817
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [73 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine fees and revocations for those on probation and parole; examine effectiveness of fees imposed as a condition of probation and parole; study technical revocations in adult probation to identify drivers of revocations, disparities across the state, and strategies for reducing technical revocations while ensuring program effectiveness and public safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
2. Study recidivism, its major causes, and existing programs designed to reduce recidivism, including a review of current programs utilized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Windham School District for incarcerated persons. Examine re-entry programs and opportunities for offenders upon release. Identify successful programs in other jurisdictions and consider how they might be implemented in Texas.
3. Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost to the state associated with those offenses. Identify alternatives to incarceration, including community supervision, that could be used to reduce incarceration rates of non-violent drug offenders.
4. Study inmate release policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, including the release of inmates directly from administrative segregation. Identify best practices and policies for both the transitioning of these various inmate populations from the prison to appropriate supervision in the community. Identify any needed legislative changes necessary to accomplish these goals.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Corsicana Residential Treatment Facility | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile Justice Department, Texas | Juvenile justice system | Mentally ill inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison population | Privatization | Recidivism | School discipline | School district police | School safety | Substance abuse | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C817
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages  File size: 58 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and review the correctional facilities and processes within Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism. Examine the existing programmatic approach per facility in the areas of the vocation, education, visitation, rehabilitation, health and mental health services, parole supervision, and reentry initiatives. Evaluate opportunities for partnerships between facilities and private industries to offer education, job training, and potential employment for offenders during incarceration, parole, and final release.
2. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
3. In the area of Juvenile Justice, analyze and make recommendations on outcome-based financing models that allow the state to partner with private investors and innovative service providers willing to cover the upfront costs and assume performance risk to divert youths into cost-effective programs and interventions, while assuring that taxpayers will not pay for the programs unless the programs demonstrate success in achieving the desired outcomes.
4. Study the impact of SB 393 (83R) and SB 1114 (83R). Assess the impact of school discipline and school-based policing on referrals to the municipal, justice, and juvenile courts, and identify judicial policies or initiatives designed to reduce referrals without having a negative impact on school safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Children's mental health | Criminal records | Deferred adjudication | Inmate rehabilitation | Internet | Jail population | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juveniles certified as adults | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prisoner re-entry | Probation | Public information | Recidivism | Restorative justice | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse | Texas Penal Code | Vandalism |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [82 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the classification of 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system of Texas.
2. Study the effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure in spite of the many exceptions to the statute. Study extending the use of expunction of criminal records history and non-disclosures to certain qualified individuals with low-level, non-violent convictions. Examine the statutorily allowed but underused non-disclosure and expunction of criminal records, and the use of deferred adjudication.
3. Study the impact of SB 1289 (83R). Examine the sale of criminal histories that may be erroneous as well as the lasting impact that arrest records have on individuals who are arrested but not charged or convicted. Assess the need for revision of existing statutes and consider designating an agency responsible for regulating entities involved in the industry.
4. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
5. Examine the current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses. Study the costs of enhancing the penalties associated with the offense of graffiti, as well as a study of pretrial diversion programs that exist in other states and are specific to persons convicted of graffiti offenses. Study the existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas.
6. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Study the existing use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas and the benefit of codifying both of these standards.
7. Examine the utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and the effectiveness of the state jail in light of its original purpose.
8. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Border security | County jails | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Municipal jails | Prisoner re-entry | State jail system | Substance abuse | Undocumented immigrants | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 C817
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 29,320 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Explore the use of technology practices that improve efficiency, safety, and coordination of criminal justice activities on the state, local and county levels.
2. Consider new strategies for meeting prisoner reentry challenges in Texas, including the evaluation of programs with documented success. This review should include the availability of housing and occupational barriers.
3. Provide a comprehensive analysis and study of the Texas state jail system, including original intent for use, sentencing guidelines, and effectiveness. Develop suggestions for changes and improvements in the state jail system.
4. Study the organizational structure of the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of the juvenile justice system in conjunction with the sunset review of these agencies. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
5. Study Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs, including referral rates, age of students, whether parents have sufficient recourse to challenge a placement, funding, and course requirements. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
6. Review and research the availability, coordination, efficiency, and allocation of substance abuse treatment resources for probationers, pretrial defendants, people in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and parolees. This review should include methods to reduce and improve current assessments, training, and referring protocols and the identification of any barriers that may be impeding all of the above. (Joint Interim Charge wit the House Committee on Appropriations.)
7. Study policies and procedures related to illegal immigration and border security of the TDCJ, county probation departments, and local and county jail facilities, and make recommendations to improve coordination with international, federal, state and local authorities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on County Affairs.)
8. Assess the relationship between mental illness and criminal behavior and offer reforms needed to address the proliferation of mental illness in the adult and juvenile justice systems. This review should include an examination of data sharing between criminal justice and health and human services agencies, proper screening, assessments, treatment, discharge planning, post-release supervision, and community services. (Joint Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations.)
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | County jails | Crime prevention | Criminal Justice Advisory Council | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Criminally insane | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Drug rehabilitation programs | Elderly inmates | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders | State employee turnover | Windham School District | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 C817
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [150 pages  File size: 34,034 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.
2. Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.
3. Evaluate the correctional health care systems in other states as they compare to the Texas health care system, with a focus on greater accountability and competition among providers.
4. Assess the programming needs for special populations in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
5. Review the operation and organization of the Windham School District.
6. Study the adequacy of the state accountability system in measuring the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) based on academic performance, behavior modification and percentage of students referred to the juvenile justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Education.)
7. Study the effectiveness of prevention programs, such as after school programs, in reducing the actual indices of crime and the rate of young offenders entering the criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and monitor the Governor's Judicial Advisory Council.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Correctional officer shortages | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Fines | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison reform | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c817
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 255 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study community supervision caseloads, the effect of officer-to-offender ratios and the impact of caseload reductions on revocations and incarceration costs to the state.
2. Study the quality and availability of residential facilities and the potential cost savings of enhanced residential sentencing alternatives to long-term incarceration.
3. Review the fees assessed on adult offenders and their impacts on community supervision and parole. Consider offenders' abilities to pay supervision fees and any impact on revocations of parole.
4. Study the delivery of healthcare within the Texas prison system, including the number and types of healthcare practitioners needed, the recruitment and retention of those practitioners, management of chronic diseases, and the use of telemedicine and other technologies.
5. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction. Specifically monitor the implementation of staffing and training programs at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and their effects on the safety of both inmates and staff.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Charge 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 78th Legislature : charge one / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Drug rehabilitation programs | Inmate rehabilitation |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c868 1
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [19 pages  File size: 816 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review available rehabilitation programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for non-violent, drug-dependent offenders to determine their effectiveness, and recommend for further use any suitable community-based programs that safely reduce recidivism among such offenders.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Capital punishment | Community service (Punishment) | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Inmate rehabilitation | Kidnapping | Mentally disabled inmates | Mexico | Prison population | Probation | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 8,993 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review criminal procedure issues concerning the detention and arrest of Mexican citizens in Texas and Texas residents in Mexico. Include issues surrounding the abduction of children into Mexico.
2. Examine the criminal procedure statutes in relation to the issue of record expungement for people who have had criminal charges filed against them and the charges were later dismissed.
3. Review the actions other states have taken in regard to execution of persons who are mentally retarded. Consider the effects on all aspects of the criminal justice system of laws that prevent or severely restrict executions.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix C and appendix D
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix c appendix d
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 5,040 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Correctional institutions
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge five.
Subjects: County jails | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison population | Prisons | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | State jail system | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 5
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,580 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the statutory purpose of all adult and juvenile correctional facilities, whether state, locally or privately owned or operated, to recommend any needed changes in the statutory description or purpose. The review shall include facilities that are considered alternatives to incarceration or that are used for geriatric care. The Committee shall consider whether state jails are adequately managed, if adequate sanctions are available for confinees who fail to participate in programming or who cause disciplinary problems, and how to ensure effective rehabilitation programs in facilities.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,045 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix A
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix A
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 21,936 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Parolees and recidivism - appendix B
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge six / Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, appendix b
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Parole | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 6
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 1,098 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review reintegration programs for juvenile and adult parolees and their families upon release to determine if strategies and coordination between state, local, public and private entities are effective. The committee shall make recommendations to reduce recidivism.
Committee: House Windham School District, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Select Committee on Windham School District, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Inmate rehabilitation | Recidivism | Vocational education | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 w723
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 103 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the mission and programs of the Windham School District to determine if the goals of the district are clear and appropriate, and if the goals to reduce recidivism and improve reintegration into society are being met.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County jails | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Lawsuits | Prison population | Prison reform | Prisons | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c817
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [65 pages  File size: 3,907 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study options for responding to the projected growth in the adult and youth inmate populations, to include construction of conventional beds, contract capacity, other types of permanent and temporary housing, and alternatives to incarceration.
2. Assess the effects of the 1995 legislation to curb frivolous inmate lawsuits.
3. Study traditional prison industries, including ways to expand useful inmate labor without creating unfair competition with private businesses or job and wage dislocations in the private sector.
4. Review the employment practices, security measures, and other operations of county jails, municipal and county jails, and privately operated municipal and county jails housing inmates convicted of offenses in other states. Identify any particular problems associated with private operations or with acceptance of inmates for pay. (Joint with House Committee on County Affairs)
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Sex Offenders, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Ashley's Laws | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Parole | Sex offenders | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 se91r
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 3,117 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for policy or statutory changes, if needed, that would allow for the civil commitment of sexual predators, both adults and juveniles. The Committee should consider similar laws enacted in Kansas and other states.
2. Evaluate the need for any additional facilities or resources that may be required if sexual predators are committed for treatment in a state agency. The Committee should consider the fiscal impact and possible funding sources for its recommendations.
3. Review current practices and policies of the Department of Criminal Justice, the Youth Commission and Juvenile Probation Commission in the treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders, including the methods of assessment, evaluation, and tracking of all sex offenders while incarcerated and while on parole. If legislative or regulatory action is necessary, make recommendations.
4. Study federal laws regarding sex offenders and victims of sexual offenses to ensure compliance, to determine necessary statutory or policy modifications, and to ensure maximum availability of federal funds for Texas.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Blood alcohol concentration | Community support services | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Driving while intoxicated | Drug rehabilitation programs | Gun laws | Guns | Handguns - Registration | Inmate rehabilitation | Open container laws | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Recidivism | Right to Carry Act | Sex offenders | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,664 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and determine if there are any needed changes in the Driving While Intoxicated or related statutes, with a review of statutes in other states. This review should include, but not be limited to: the use of sobriety checkpoints; prohibition of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles; changing the blood alcohol threshold; and penalties for DWI offenses, including Intoxication Manslaughter.
2. Review present and future substance abuse treatment programs in community programs, correctional facilities, and parole programs, to determine the number of offenders requiring treatment in all stages of the criminal justice system, the facility and personnel requirements to effectively treat offenders and to provide necessary aftercare by the year 2002, including projections for the next two bienniums.
3. Review the progress of the state jails, including determining; (a) is programming available and effective for all state jail felons and if some are not receiving programming, why not; (b) is there effective programming in both the state operated and locally operated facilities; and (c) are programming efforts including preventing offenders from placing future demands on the criminal justice system.
4. Review alternatives to incarceration that will reduce the need for further prison expansion, while improving public safety in light of the demand for prison space, through the year 2002.
5. Review whether the Legislature should implement funding of the Department of Criminal Justice on performance of their efforts to reduce recidivism, including review of the Task Force on Recidivism.
6. Monitor implementation of SB 60, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, Right to Carry Act, and develop legislation to address administrative problems encountered by the Department of Public Safety and any other problems that may be identified.
7. Review the cost and effectiveness of construction and operations, including programming, of Mode I and Mode II state jails, and any correctional facilities that are operated by private entities for use by the state, to determine which type of facility is the most cost effective to operate and which have the most effective programming and treatment, and to make recommendations to improve future operations, including cost effectiveness.
8. Study and make recommendations for any penal or criminal justice issues that are identified as problems in legislation passed in the 74th Legislative Session, including omissions and unintended consequences of the legislation or related statutes, specifically including review of the criminal offenses created in the Education Code that may or may not conflict with provisions of the Penal Code.
9. Review parole issues regarding sex offenders including available treatment and the statutory requirements as to which county the Parole Board may release an offender, to make recommendations for statutory changes, if any, that may be needed.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Managed care | Prison construction | Prison labor | Prison population | Recidivism | State agency mandated reports | State jail system | Telemedicine | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c868
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,429 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
2. Monitor and report on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's implementation of the managed health care system established in SB 378, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Monitor the construction of facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Report to the legislature on construction progress and make recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the construction program.
4. Study the effects of inmate job training on recidivism, as proposed in HB 1602, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
5. Study the use of private industry prison work programs and the assumption of costs by the prison through these programs.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 73rd Texas Legislature / Senate Interim Committee on Criminal Justice.
Subjects: County jails | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Family violence | Inmate rehabilitation | Medically recommended intensive supervision | Money laundering | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Prison reform | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Ruiz lawsuit | Searches and seizures | Stalking |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868s
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [270 pages  File size: 13,790 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall monitor the construction and location of additional prison beds authorized by HB 93, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
2. The Committee shall study and monitor the use of funds appropriated for the prison and criminal justice system.
3. The Committee shall study and monitor the progress and impact of jail litigation in cooperation with the Attorney General's Office, including but not limited to HB 93, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
4. The Committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Standing Committee on Criminal Justice including legislative mandates, all Performance Audit Review Recommendations, adopted or otherwise, and any agency-initiated changes. The Committee shall determine whether the programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
5. The Committee shall monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
Committee: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Legislature / Task Force on State and Local Drug Control.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison population | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 d842r
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 4,044 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues of public policy relating to drug control, including the following: (a) the need for state of Texas coordination with new federal initiatives in the War on Drugs; (b) the cost to the state of new federal drug control; (c) new initiatives and methods of drug abuse prevention in public elementary schools and the feasibility and cost of implementing new programs at that level; (d) the large increase of felony offenses by persons referred to juvenile probation programs; and (e) means of more efficient and effective coordination of drug-related law enforcement activities between agencies and levels of government. The task force shall also monitor the progress and effectiveness of pilot programs established by the lieutenant governor's anticrime legislative package.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 96 kb]
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Select Committee on Sentencing and Recidivism, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alcoholism | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Crime victims | Criminal justice | Drug rehabilitation programs | Inmate rehabilitation | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Probation | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,059 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive study of state laws and procedures regarding sentencing and probation, the operation of correctional facilities, and parole and other supervised release.
2. Examine how the various state agencies involved in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment are coordinating their efforts with the criminal justice system at the state and local level to reduce recidivism.
3. Monitor implementation of provisions of the sunset renewal acts for the Texas Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Texas Adult Probation Commission
4. Review current laws relating to sentencing and recommend a revised sentencing structure that takes into account prison and jail overcrowding and current and projected rates of recidivism.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report - Outline of revised system
Library Catalog Title: Outline of revised Texas sentencing system.
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59o
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Committee: Joint Family Role in Reducing Recidivism, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Special Committee on the Family Role in Reducing Recidivism : a report to the 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Inmate rehabilitation | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 f21
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To study enhancing the role of the family and community as a means of reducing the number of repeat offenders and discouraging violent behavior in our correctional facilities.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Family Role in Reducing Recidivism, Special
Title: HCR 156, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: HCR 156
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Correctional officers | Corrections, Texas Department of | Criminal justice | Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population | Prison reform | Prisons |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938r 1974
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study needed reforms in the Texas system of imprisonment of convicted persons with the purpose of seeking meaningful alternatives to the present anti-social aspects of the system which are not conducive to the rehabilitation of inmates and their return to society as productive, useful, and law-abiding citizens.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Building tender system : supplemental report : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Building tender system : supplemental report : working paper / submitted to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform by John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wb
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Custody and security working paper.
Library Catalog Title: Custody and security working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wc
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Inmate living conditions : housing supplemental report : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Inmate living conditions : housing supplemental report : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wl
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [23 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on investigation of the Gatesville incident
Library Catalog Title: Report on investigation of the Gatesville incident / Wayne Oakes, William K. Kimble.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938g
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report on Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938iy
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report on investigation of incident at Ramsey I
Library Catalog Title: Report on investigation of incident at Ramsey I, Thursday, November 8, 1973 / Wayne Oakes, John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938ir
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Letter concerning discharge or TYC employee
Library Catalog Title: [Letter concerning discharge or TYC employee] / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938y
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938gm
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Events leading up to today's meeting
Library Catalog Title: Events leading up to today's meeting / Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938h 12/6/1973
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Proposed outline for prison study
Library Catalog Title: Proposed outline for prison study / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938po
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Research literature
Library Catalog Title: Research literature / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938b
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [2 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Future policy toward incarceration
Library Catalog Title: [Future policy toward incarceration].
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938p
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Housing working paper
Library Catalog Title: Housing working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Erasmo Andrade.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WH
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Inmate living conditions supplemental report
Library Catalog Title: Inmate living conditions supplemental report / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Wayne Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WLO
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Labor and industry : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Labor and industry : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Val Mendoza.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WPL
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Measurements of recidivism
Library Catalog Title: Measurements of recidivism for the Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938m
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [41 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Parole : working paper
Library Catalog Title: Parole : working paper / submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform by Mary Ann Beaty-Arnold.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WPP
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Press releases
Library Catalog Title: Press releases.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [18 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Progress reports of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: [Progress reports of the Joint Committee on Prison Reform]
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938rp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Project proposal : a study of the Texas Department of Corrections
Library Catalog Title: Project proposal : a study of the Texas Department of Corrections / Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938pp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Nancy Tarlton.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938gr
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Erasmo Andrade.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938WV
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Suggested topics for legislation
Library Catalog Title: Suggested topics for legislation.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938s
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: The Coffield Unit : a new prison for Texas
Library Catalog Title: The Coffield Unit : a new prison for Texas / submitted to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform by James Blume, Paul Keeper, John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938w
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Transactional interview
Library Catalog Title: Transactional interview
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938TO
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [106 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Working papers
Library Catalog Title: Working papers submitted to Joint Committee on Prison Reform / by committee staff.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [676 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Meeting with Ron Jackson, Acting Director of the Texas Youth Council
Library Catalog Title: Meeting with Ron Jackson, Acting Director of the Texas Youth Council / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938yp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Testimony of W.J. Estelle, Jr.
Library Catalog Title: Testimony of W.J. Estelle, Jr. director of Department of Corrections.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938te
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [52 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: The Texas Department of Corrections
Library Catalog Title: The Texas Department of Corrections / Wyane Oakes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938wd
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Ellis Unit
Library Catalog Title: Ellis Unit / John Albach.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938re
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Survey of prisoner correspondence as of August 15, 1974
Library Catalog Title: Survey of prisoner correspondence as of August 15, 1974 / Joint Committee on Prison Reform.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938su
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: [Letter to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: [Letter to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform] / Delmar L. Watson.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938T
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
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Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Texas Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p938cr 1974
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [116 pages]
Committee: Joint Prison Reform
Title: Report to the 63rd Leg. Joint Committee on Prison Reform of the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Prison Reform
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 63rd Leg. Joint Committee on Prison Reform / Citizen's Advisory Committee on Prison Reform
Library Call Number: L1836.63 P938cr
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [205 pages]
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Penitentiary Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison reform | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 870 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the conduct of the State penitentiary affairs, including treatment or mistreatment of the convicts. *
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Penitentiary Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Inmate classification | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prison reform | Prison violence | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 874 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the conduct of the State penitentiary affairs, including treatment or mistreatment of the convicts. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee
Title: Transcript, testimony, and exhibits, February 4-20, 1925; Stenographic reports of Penitentiary Investigating Committee, Supplements to Senate Journal, February 27, March 7, 10, and 19, 1925
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.39 P378P
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
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Committee: House Huntsville Penitentiary, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Correctional officers | Fiscal management | Huntsville State Prison | Inmate rehabilitation | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison labor | Prison officials | Prisons |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 593 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To proceed at once to Huntsville and fully examine into the financial operations, and all other matters pertaining to said institution, ... and that said committee are instructed to report changes necessary to remedy existing evils.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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